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8th Annual Steak and Burger Dinner

  • 8th Annual Steak & Burger Dinner
  • Steak & Burger Dinner Guest Speaker
  • Ray Drew and Boys & Girls Club

    Ray Drew, guest speaker for the 2011 8th Annual Steak & Burger Dinner is a former Boys & Girls Club member.

  • One of the Top Recruits in the Country

    Ray Drew, Special Guest Speaker for the 2011 8th Annual Steak & Burger Dinner, had quite a media storm surrounding him while being recruited by some of the top schools in the country. His announcement that he had accepted the offer by the University of Georgia's football coaching staff thrilled UGA fans across South Georgia. We wish you all the best, Ray! We will be watching you! Thank you for sharing such a powerful message of hope and determination with our guests.

  • Ray Drew - Time with Club Members

    Ray Drew was able to speak with Marguerite Neel Williams Boys & Girls Club members the afternoon before the dinner. Ray is an exceptional young man and  powerful role model for our Club members.

  • Ray Drew & Randy Young

    Randy Young, Director of the Broadcast & Video Production Department of Thomas County Central High School, and a local sports announcer, introduced the guest speaker, Ray Drew.

  • Dr. Jimmy Clanton

    Dr. Jimmy Clanton, local veterinarian and member of First Baptist Church, gave the invocation for our dinner. Thanks, Dr. Clanton!

  • Keith Wortman and Mahalia Brown

    Keith Wortman, MNW Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Georgia Board of Directors' Member, at the table sponsored by TECT, along with Boys & Girls Club Member Mahalia Brown.

  • Bob Hutchison & Youth Center Member

    Bob Hutchison, local State Farm Insurance Agent and President of the Marguerite Neel Williams Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Georgia's Board of Directors, gives one of our Youth Center Members a hug. Each table at the 8th Annual Steak & Burger Dinner was hosted by one of our Youth Center Members and one of our Teen Center Members.

  • Youth Center Member & Guests
  • 8th Annual Steak & Burger Guests

    We loved holding the 8th Annual Steak & Burger Dinner at our facility. It gave us a chance to show our supporters what an awesome place they have provided for our Club Members.

  • Teen Center Members with Mayor Camille Payne

    We were honored to have our Mayor, Camille Payne, at the dinner. Some of our Marguerite Neel Williams Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Georgia Youth and Teen Center Members posed with Mayor Payne during the event.

  • Kevin Nixon, Youth of the Year

    Lee Wagner, Executive Director of the Marguerite Neel Williams Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Georgia, introduced our Youth of the Year, Kevin Nixon, to our guests.

  • Steak & Burger Dinner Buffet

    The concept of our Annual Steak & Burger Dinner is that the young people eat steaks and adults eat burgers. There is a tendency, however, for the children to trade their steaks for burgers. Two of our Club members, one from our Youth Center and one from our Teen Center, host our guests at each table. Our table sponsors and guests can meet and get to know the Club members that they help support.

  • Gatlin Creek Men's Fellowship Cooks

    The Men's Fellowship Group of Gatlin Creek Baptist Church donated their grills, time and chef talents to grill the steaks and burgers for the 2011 8th Annual Steak & Burger Dinner. Charles Willingham, owner of Willingham Electric and member of the Men's Fellowship Group, organized the efforts of the group. Thank you, guys! The steaks and burgers were delicious!

  • Pastor James H. Banks, Jr.

    Pastor James H. Banks, Jr. of Mt. Zion AME Church of Bainbridge and Emmanuel AME Church of Dixie provided music for the Steak & Burger Dinner. He is a talented musician and has graciously provided music for many years for our annual event. Thank you, Pastor Banks!

  • Ray Drew & Everett Family

    Ray Drew posing with John and Lori Everett and their son, Anderson, age 6. Lori and Whitney White are chairpersons of the Steak & Burger Planning Committee. They are both instrumental in planning and implementing the Steak & Burger Dinner each year. Both Lori and Whitney are Marguerite Neel Williams Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Georgia Board of Directors members. John Everett loaned us several University of Georgia helmets and footballs - prized possessions - to display on Ray's table at the dinner. Ray is a future UGA football player, after all! Thank you, John and Lori, for your support!

  • Ray Drew & Anderson Everett

    Anderson Everett, son of John & Lori Everett, poses with University of Georgia Bulldog recruit, Ray Drew.

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